Using a total of 39 moves, 16-year-old Rameshbab Pragnanandhaa defeated Magnus Carlsen in a chess game, ending his long reign as world champion.
Prognanandhaa, known as Prague, is a grandmaster from India and the youngest man to win the Carlsen title series since 2013, according to World Chess.
After the tournament, which was attended by 16 elite players, Pragg was happy to avoid a draw in the game with Carlsen and had a chance to improve his game.
“I’m just very happy,” he said said in an interview. “It’s time to go to bed, because I don’t think I’m going to have dinner at 2:30 in the morning,” he said in a calm tone while sitting in Chennai, India.
“His results over the last six months have fluctuated between extremes,” said Pragnanandhaa coach RB Ramesh. ESPN.
- “Fluctuations can be alarming and need to be stabilized. This victory over Magnus is important. Defeating one of the strongest players in the history of chess is a great moment for him. “
While Pragg is impressive, Carlsen’s weak play may be due to his recent COVID-19 infection before the tournament.
- “It was pretty bad. I played a couple of decent games, but the rest were bad. I need to do a lot better than that, ”Carlsen said International Chess Federation website.
- “Today was a little better,” Carlsen said Monday, “but the first couple of days I felt fine, but I didn’t have the energy, and I had a hard time concentrating because every time I tried to think I was wrong. Today was a little better, but still very bad. “